Here are the 50 Largest Banks in Europe (2019)

  • The top three banks in Europe, based on figures for 2017, have remained unchanged.
  • British bank HSBC is still the top largest bank in Europe, with a balance sheet total of $US2,470 billion.
  • The UK has three banks in the top 10 largest banks in Europe as well as six banks in the top 50.

For large banks, the balance sheet total is still a crucial indicator of how well a bank is doing.

With the 2018 edition of the 50 largest European banks published by S&P Global Market Intelligence on Wednesday, we get a good indication of each bank’s volume in terms of lending (i.e. mortgages, business loans) and assets.

The top three banks in Europe, based on figures for 2017, haven’t budged. With its total assets amounting to $US2,470 billion, British bank HSBC still comes out on top as the largest bank in Europe, followed by French lenders BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole.

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Here are the 50 Largest Banks in Europe (2019).


1. HSBC Holdings plc, GBR – €2,100.13 Billion

ReutersFILE PHOTO: A man walks past a logo of HSBC at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur

2. BNP Paribas SA, FRA – €1,963.43 Billion


3. Crédit Agricole Group, FRA – €1,763.17 Billion


4. Deutsche Bank AG, DEU – €1,470.38 Billion

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5. Banco Santander SA, ESP – €1,446.15 Billion

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6. Barclays plc, GBR – €1,275.62 Billion

ReutersFILE PHOTO: Traders work on the trading floor of Barclays Bank at Canary Wharf in London

7. Société Générale SA, FRA – €1,275.13 Billion


8. Groupe BPCE, FRA – €1,259.42 Billion


9. LLoyds Banking Group plc, GBR – €914.14 Billion


10. ING Groep NV, NLD – €846.22 Billion

ReutersPedestrians walk past the logo of ING bank by the group’s main office in Brussels.

11. UniCredit SpA, ITA – €936.79 Billion


12. Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, GBR – €930.78 Billion


13. Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, ITA – €801.01 Billion


14. Crédit Mutuel Group, FRA – €793.52 Billion


15. UBS Group AG, CHE – €782.45 Billion

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16. Credit Suisse Group AG, CHE – €680.46 Billion


17. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, ESP – €671.02 Billion


18. Rabobank, NLD – €602.99 Billion


19. Nordea Bank AB, SWE – €581.61 Billion

ReutersFILE PHOTO: Nordea bank logo is seen at the bank’s headquarters in Stockholm

20. Standard Chartered plc, GBR – €552.56 Billion

REUTERS/Eddie KeoghPeople walk past the head office of Standard Chartered bank in the City of London February 27, 2015.

21. DZ Bank AG, DEU – €505.60 Billion

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22. Danske Bank A/S, DNK – €475.39 Billion

ReutersFILE PHOTO: General view of the Danske Bank building in Copenhagen

23. Commerzbank AG, DEU – €452.49 Billion


24. Cassa depositi e prestiti SpA, ITA – €419.53 Billion


25. PAO Sberbank of Russia, RUS – €392.55 Billion

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26. ABN AMRO Group NV, NLD – €390.08 Billion


27. CaixaBank SA, ESP – €383.19 Billion


28. KBC Group NV, BEL – €292.34 Billion


29. Svenska Handelsbanken AB, SWE – €281.51 Billion


30. DNB ASA, NOR – €274.52 Billion

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31. Nationwide Building Society, GBR – €262.05 Billion


32. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, SWE – €260.41 Billion

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33. Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, DEU – €238.00 Billion


34. La Banque Postale SA, FRA – €231.48 Billion


35. Swedbank AB, SWE – €225.11 Billion


36. Banco de Sabadell SA, ESP – €221.35 Billion


37. BFA Sociedad Tenedora de Acciones SAU, ESP – €221.12 Billion


38. Erste Group Bank AG, AUT – €220.66 Billion

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39. Bayerische Landesbank, DEU – €214.52 Billion


40. Raiffeisen Gruppe Switzerland, CHE – €194.60 Billion


41. Nykredit A/S, DNK – €191.62 Billion


42. JSCVTB Bank, RUS – €188.36 Billion


43. Dexia SA, BEL – €178.85 Billion


44. Belfius Banque SA, BEL – €167.96 Billion


45. Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, DEU – €165.22 Billion


46. Banco BPM SpA, ITA – €161.21 Billion

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47. Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale, DEU – €158.35 Billion


48. Zürcher Kantonalbank, CHE – €140.04 Billion


49. Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA, ITA – €139.15 Billion


50. OP Financial Group, FIN – €137.24 Billion

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